Active since 2003, starting with weekly gigs in Synchron, Dortmund
Frankensteins Ballet is a contemporary German avant garde prog rock band with Mik Quantius on vocals and Thomas Hopf on the drums. As well as a list of talented musicians all deeply rooted in the west German music scene playing with groups like Embryo and Jelly Planet and jamming alongside iconic musicians such as Damo Suzuki and Michael Karoli.
Fransteins Ballets take the best parts of ethnic music, polka and experimental rock to create a unique world that kind of makes you want to get up and dance.
THOMAS HOPF: drums, percussion
(Yellow Sunshine Explosion, Damo Suzuki (Can), Michael Karoli (Can), Mikrokosmos, Cologne Music Connection and more)
MIK QUANTIUS: voice
(Mikrokosmos, Stahlband, Embryo a.m.)
ALEX SCHÖNERT: guitar
(Jelly Planet, Damo Suzuki (Can), Michael Karoli (Can), Michael Rother (Neu!) a.m.)
SASCHA JAKOWLEW: synthesizer, flute
PASCHA FUCHS: bajan
JENS POLLHEIDE: bass
(Mikrokosmos, Nefes in Motion, Stahlband, Embryo a.m.)
(occasional) guest artists:
MAKSIM DIAGILEV (Belarussia): saxophones
HASAN GÖRGÜN (Turkey): darbuka